Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Manassas and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious condition and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a technician to assess the issue.

Another realistic cause of weird smells coming from your furnace is a clogged air filter. A clogged filter will cause your blower motor to run harder which could cause the motor and/or your furnace to overheat.

You’re better safe than sorry and if there are any odors coming from your furnace the professionals at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. in Manassas are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be counting on your furnace more and more these coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your annual furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Manassas winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 703-260-1148.

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